The Friends of St Andrew’s Park [ FoSAP] is group of people who love our beautiful Park and want to actively help in its protection, enhancement and greater biodiversity.
Since it was created in 1895, St Andrew’s Park has seen many changes, both in what it offers and the community it serves. It is one of the most intensively used parks in Bristol and provides an invaluable haven for both local people of all ages, as well as a range of popular attractions for the wider community, including: a well-equipped children’s play area, Summer paddling pool, cafe, gently rolling landscape with wonderful variety of trees [for which there is a tree guide], wildlife pond, perennial flower meadow and beds, community food garden, Park information boards, Wellington Bomber memorial, and public toilets.
FoSAP works closely with the city council. In recent years, with funding for local councils having been greatly reduced, the role of FoSAP, as with many park groups across the city, has become more important in both raising funds and delivering schemes which the council no longer has the resources to do. To find out more, click on “About us”.
A key role for FoSAP is in bringing together and co-ordinating the areas of volunteer work which is necessary to maintain the many ongoing plant and landscape projects. If you want to find out more about volunteering opportunities, contact us through this website, the St Andrew’s Park Community Forum Facebook page or look for notices which occasionally appear in the Park.
News Flash; With Spring nearly upon us, look out for:
—The Tree Trail, established last year and enormously popular;
—Volunteering at the Community Food Garden, Perennial flower beds,
and the Pond.
- Spring has sprung in the food gardenLast week’s community session faced heavy rain, so it was no surprise that we were alone. We enjoyed a productive hour in the garden, planting a Tayberry near the new arch and relocating some mint….
- FoSAP Chair’s Report April 2023Our beautiful Park continues to be a source of pleasure, relaxation and overall well being for so many people, both in our local community and beyond. Although we sing its praises every year, we must…
- Proposed Cuts to the Parks Service Budget On behalf of Bristol Parks Forum Ideas for Inclusion in Budget Response and / or Letters to Councillors / MPs Below are ideas and suggestions for the type of things you might want to include…
- A short history of FoSAPWe will update this post based on the memories and comments we receive. in an effort to document the history and people of FoSAP.
- Wellington Bomber MemorialOn the 30th of April 1941, a Wellington Bomber crashed in our park. after an amazing amount of research by John Clark, FoSAP raised £4,000 and on 26th September 2009 a memorial stone was erected…